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Re: driving with vaso vagal

From: Stop quickly


My experience with problems when driving is this. If I start to cough, or choke a little from a drink or food, or even just cough heavily without any intake, I can black out very quickly. This has led to my being prepared to stop on the shoulder almost instantly if a cough begins. I also notify others who ride with me to be prepared to take the wheel. I recover quickly from these rare episodes with no apparent aftereffects.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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